Sycamore Shoals and the Biltmore

Due to a forgotten post yesterday, this is a combination post.

First of all, on Sunday the 21st of September, we went to Sycamore Shoals Historic Area. There was an Overmountain Victory celebration over the weekend and we had the opportunity to participate in the events, such as the firing of the cannon.

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There is also a small exibit on site with photographs, media dispays and wax figures.

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I have this strange feeling we’re being watched.

Today was a highly enjoyable excursion to the Biltmore Estate located in Asheville, NC which is an hour or so drive away from us. It was built in the late 19th Century by George Vanderbilt and is currently the largest privately owned residence in the United States. Since no photographs are allowed inside the house, all pictures were limited to the outside only.

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The carved stone lions are guarding the main entrance of the home.

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The ornate main entrance.

Tomorrow we’re off to Gatlinburg! See you soon!

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